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Reyna, Jorge; Hanham, Jose; Meier, Peter – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
Being literate has traditionally meant being able to read and write using the media of the day. In the 21st century, being literate requires additional skills such as competence with digital media creation. Until recently, those who could afford and use equipment and applications to produce digital media content were typically developers and…
Descriptors: Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Media Literacy, Taxonomy
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Sarsar, Firat; Harmon, Stephen – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
Having knowledge of computer hardware is one of the skill sets of computer teachers that allows them to understand and predict hardware problems in advance. Therefore, computer hardware courses are often added as required courses in pre-service teacher curricula in Instructional Technology Departments. This study aimed to understand the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Keskin, Burhanettin – SAGE Open, 2018
In this study, YouTube videos concerning public education were identified and evaluated. The researcher typed the term "public education" into the YouTube search bar and then analyzed the first 60 videos provided by the site. Two coders (the researcher included) independently coded the videos as either negative, neutral, or positive in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Public Education
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Suárez-Perdomo, Arminda; Byrne, Sonia; Rodrigo, Maria-José – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
The quality of the online resources for parents offering access to open knowledge has hardly received attention despite their increasing number. This paper provides a framework to examine the ethical and content quality of parenting resources. The ethical criteria were based on "the Health on the Net" (HON) framework whereas the content…
Descriptors: Ethics, Information Sources, Child Rearing, Web Sites
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Abdul-Jabbar, Wisam Kh. – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2017
The activity of redirecting students' attention from traditional media to the possibility of exploring the world outside of print forms has always been daunting and challenging for teachers. Because the teaching of language and literature is intractably connected with human communication, incorporating blogs alongside traditional literary forms…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Diaries, Teaching Methods, Web Sites
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Wiggers, Heiko – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This paper investigates the online presence of Low German, a minority language spoken in northern Germany, as well as several other European regional and minority languages. In particular, this article presents the results of two experiments, one involving "Wikipedia" and one involving "Twitter," that assess whether and to…
Descriptors: German, Language Variation, Language Minorities, Foreign Countries
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Amiama-Espaillat, Cristina; Mayor-Ruiz, Cristina – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2017
Most Latin American countries are focused upon improving learning quality by providing schools with technological resources, as if their sole presence was enough to develop 21st Century skills. Digital reading is not an end in itself; it is a tool that a user selects, depending on the desired purpose and uses it in specific contexts. Adolescents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Reading Materials, Adolescents
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Paul, Narmada; Glassman, Michael – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The present study makes the case that the individual constituents of internet self-efficacy--search self-efficacy, communication self-efficacy, organisation self-efficacy, differentiation self-efficacy, and reactive/generative self-efficacy--may be of differential importance in predicting internet anxiety within web-assisted learning environments.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Self Efficacy, Internet, Correlation
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Al Ya, Marwa; Aziz, Sheikha A.; Mohyuddin, Muhammad Raheel; Al Balushi, Nabila – Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The involvement of E-learning activities for students in the classroom play an important role in the teaching and learning process. In this paper, the authors describe how we collected information from 3-different Colleges/Universities in Oman forming an online study with regard to the use of internet, e-library, online book access, and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Electronic Libraries, Internet, Online Courses
Koehler, Adrie A.; Ertmer, Peggy A. – Educational Technology, 2016
Case-based instruction (CBI) offers a promising method for promoting problem-solving skills in learners. However, during CBI, the instructor shoulders major responsibility for shaping the learning that takes place. Research indicates that the facilitation techniques used during case discussions influence what gets covered, and to what extent,…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Web Based Instruction, Problem Solving
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Halpin, Patricia A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
Nonscience majors often rely on general internet searches to locate science information. This practice can lead to misconceptions because the returned search information can be unreliable. In this article the authors describe how they used the social media site Twitter to address this problem in a general education course, BSCI 421 Diseases of the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Higher Education, College Science
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Hulsizer, Heidi – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
Videos have been used in classrooms for decades, but student-produced video has recently become a viable, economical option to enhance learning. Students were asked to create videos to be used for their exam review in two different undergraduate mathematics courses: Differential Equation and Complex Analysis. Students were then surveyed about…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Video Technology
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Staub, Timo; Hodel, Thomas – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This paper considers Wikipedia and collaborative editing in general: what is Wikipedia, how does it work as a collaborative editing project? Who publishes there, how do these people collaborate, is there a hierarchy among them? And what about Wikipedia quality control: is it efficient, how good is the factual quality of the content? Can Wikipedia…
Descriptors: Internet, Encyclopedias, Collaborative Writing, Editing
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Rieger, Christy – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
Recent literary practices such as surface reading or the digital humanities have challenged the centrality of close reading in literary studies. Nonetheless, reading literature still involves sustained and productive attentiveness to texts. Fostering this skill, however, can seem increasingly difficult. From paper mills, to SparkNotes, to blogs…
Descriptors: Reading, Internet, Reading Programs, Course Descriptions
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Yu, Feng; Peng, Theodore; Peng, Kaiping; Zheng, Sam Xianjun; Liu, Zhiyuan – Creativity Research Journal, 2016
The central hypothesis of Semantic Network Model of Creativity is that creative people, who are exposed to more information that are both novel and useful, will have more interconnections between event schemas in their associations. The networks of event schemas in creative people's minds were expected to be wider and denser than those in less…
Descriptors: Creativity, Social Media, Scores, Regression (Statistics)
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